The absurdity of aggro

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Postby Snake-Aes » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:11 am

Bobu wrote:
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Pizbit wrote:People often wonder how an old man in a lioncloth can be called a barbarian and the worst of the worst and to be feared.
Then they wonder how he's still alive, and run.




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lol
have you read the book that shit was hilariuos


Yes, yes I did a few years ago and I love Discworld. Death is my favorite character there.
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Postby Snake-Aes » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:13 am

Ubung wrote:
Pizbit wrote:

People often wonder how an old man in a lioncloth can be called a barbarian and the worst of the worst and to be feared.
Then they wonder how he's still alive, and run.


You gotta remember that this guy has had 80 years of people attacking him AND HE'S STILL ALIVE! He is used to not dying. Now thats a real hero :D

And the book is abosolutely awesome, all pratchetts books are. Massive /cry on the guy getting alzheimers disease :S

EDIT: Not to derail the OP too much, the absurdity of us holding aggro when there is a mage with a fireball the size of his body (gnome) is pretty high. One other thing that is often made fun of on these forums is the female armour. Tiny but stops all but the strongest attacks :D

Pornplate, shields being used on the wrong side, midgets shooting fire from their hands on manners that could incinerate themselves but it doesn't, monsters ignoring said surreal fire to hit the only person in the gang that isn't actually doing anything useful...

And people still wonder why games are successful.
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Postby fafhrd » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:38 pm

Ubung wrote:And the book is abosolutely awesome, all pratchetts books are. Massive /cry on the guy getting alzheimers disease :S


noooo, i hadn't heard that, that's awful :(

The discworld books are awesome, I read all the ones that were out till then obsessively before uni and WoW ate up all my time.

regarding aggro being unrealistic, keep in mind that in most cases the only thing preventing those mages and warlocks and rogues and hunters from pulling aggro off the gentle paladin are deeply magical confoundments of the monster's perception, known as "passive threat reduction" and "30s aggro wipe".
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Postby Arjuna » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:49 am

/agree to the thread...I always wondered how i could keep aggro :P

I see the tiny numbers flash past me on the screen, then i remember what numbers I used to do when I played rogue on the same bosses...

How the hell am I still keeping aggro???

and indeed, sad news about pratchet...
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Postby TheHonage » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:04 am

I.Love.Terry.Pratchet.
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Postby Shirak » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:12 am

Whats worse, a thorn you remove, or that tiny little metal shaving you can barely see, can't get out and hurts every time you touch something with it?

It may not do as much damage but is far more annoying and maddening.
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Postby Vediog Svaor » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:34 pm

Pratchett seems to be holding up pretty well. Interview with The Guardian.

http://books.guardian.co.uk/interviews/story/0,,2266270,00.html[/i]
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